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‘Incineration best method for solid waste processing’

Source: The Hindu, Date: , 2015

After trying out several municipal solid waste (MSW) processing technologies in the past, the government has identified incineration as one of the suitable methods after taking into consideration of land scarcity and other factors. A detailed project report for MSW disposal through incineration was prepared by the Department of Science, Technology and Environment, Puducherry, for the Department of Local Administration. Claiming that the Union Territory is the first in completing such plan in the country, the government also submitted the report and an affidavit to the National Green Tribunal, New Delhi, recently which was hearing an application by environmental activist Almitra H. Patel who sought a nation-wide strategy for solid waste management. A top official in Puducherry told The Hindu , “We have analysed various technologies practised in Malaysia, Singapore, Japan and Korea. We have identified that Japanese method of disposing waste through incinerator as an ideal method.”

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